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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online.

The general public saw Cubist artworks for the first time at that annual exhibition in Paris, what are your reactions to these paintings and sculpture nearly a century later? What was your favorite gallery in the exhibition and why? Which works of art impressed you the most and the least?

Cubism is one of the harder genres of painting that I have experienced. While I'm not sure I would purchase one of these paintings (as if I had the money!), I can appreciate that every new movement leads to new ways of expression, which in the long run is good.I also find myself appreciating Gaugin's work as a forerunner to Picasso and the Cubists.Thanks!

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Tim - 3.30.2010 - 3:08 PM
Wonderful exhibition, though too much for one visit... return trip required. The chief problem is that many of the galleries simply aren't large enough to accommodate the number of viewers. A couple of exceptions occurred near the middle of the exhibition - the red gallery and perhaps the next? - where, no matter how crowded the room became, it was possible to view artwork. Partly because the larger works are mounted above head height. Giving half again as much square footage to the exhibition would have been about right to give both works and viewers adequate breathing space.

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a. julie - 3.30.2010 - 2:49 PM
I think that the audio tour is a great idea for the exhibit it really helps you grasp the painting with more vivid detail!

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sam - 3.30.2010 - 2:31 PM
I greatly appreciate the imagination and sensitivity of the conception and the installation of this show! I learned to look at many paintings that I have enjoyed for a long time in this museum in a new and fresher way. More important is the great pleasure that the show provided. Flooded with feeling - I leave ready to continue this exploration of this work on my own.

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Cy L Swartz - 3.30.2010 - 2:20 PM
The "Abstraction" piece was very neat and colorful. I also think cubism in art is cool

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Erika - 3.30.2010 - 1:33 PM
I liked the "three musicians" piece

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Nick - 3.30.2010 - 1:31 PM
I thought the museum was very cool...my legs are tired now!

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Erika - 3.30.2010 - 1:29 PM
Please provide more information on how to view "nude descending a staircase". I couldn't see it and it was frustrating!

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Jen - 3.30.2010 - 1:28 PM
Wonderful repertoire of works expressing the power and influenceof Picasso and the period in which he created art.

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Dolly Mendes, liv., NJ - 3.30.2010 - 12:23 PM
I have seen other Picasso exhibits and this is right up there with those in France, Spain, and NYC USA. I have learned many new things about Picasso and his contemporaries in this exhibit. I like the way it was organized, yet in order to see everything and not miss even one piece, I had to hug the right wall(except for the big, open rooms,) going all the way down one side to the end and then come back to the beginning of the exhibit on the other side. I didn't mind though. I won't forget this museum. The quality of this exhibit has permanently helped to implant its worth in my brain. Thank you.

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Francesca Bichisecchi, Boston - 3.30.2010 - 12:15 PM
it is very nice and some of the art is very different then from what i have ever seen it is beautiful and i dont expect to see it out anywhere other then a museum well much love :)

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amber and leslie - 3.30.2010 - 11:01 AM
i enjoyed it. even though it was a little too much to look at all at once. much love - peace love and hair grease

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adri and neisha - 3.30.2010 - 10:58 AM
I thought it was kinda boring in some spots.

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Gilad Goldstein - 3.30.2010 - 10:58 AM
This exposition changed my thinking about cubism and Picasso's work and influence. It was terribly enjoyable.

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Louisa NYC public school teacher - 3.28.2010 - 6:20 PM
Really liked "Three Musicians", brought back childhood memories of a print displayed in my music class. Great exhibit.

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Anonymous - 3.28.2010 - 4:59 PM
The exhibit was extraordinary in terms of the pieces being presented. By and large, however, there were astoundingly few pieces which had an available audio accompaniment. This is in sharp contrast to the other large exhibits I have seen at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and I hope future exhibits are not so spare in terms of audio accompaniment. My final note is that the staff and security were extremely polite and even helpful, but seemed uncomfortable at having to stand for so long. At the risk of referencing an episode of Seinfeld, wouldn't it be appropriate to provide them with stools?

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Conor - 3.28.2010 - 4:51 PM
Wonderful Exhibit. There should have been better ventilation. There was not enough oxygen to stay as long as I would have liked. I'm used to a mixture that includes about 20% oxygen. I'm sure this was less.Also, the guards should be given chairs or podiums at which to stand and alleviate their burden, especially given that I'm sure they are underpaid for their valuable service.

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Paul - 3.28.2010 - 4:50 PM
Im thirsty now..

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Justus - 3.28.2010 - 4:10 PM
Very comprehensive, nicely partitioned, and quite a surprise to see most from works are in Philly permanently. Cubism explanation text very helpful

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Anonymous - 3.28.2010 - 4:03 PM
shout out to our b boy, sammy g, aka pudgy sparkles, who used da power o touch to make us VIPs. :p....word... .. .

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nat! - 3.28.2010 - 3:56 PM